Toshiba N300 4TB NAS hard drive benchmarks


I have been using WD Red 4TB drives since 2013 without any problems so far. These disks are great and very efficient in terms of power consumption, but I found a real alternative at the same price: The Toshiba N300 series. There was an update to the N300 series in 2020 or 2021.

First, this is a 7200rpm drive in the price range of a 5400rpm drive with almost the power consumption of a 5400rpm drive. The unrecoverable error rate of 1 per 10^15 bits read (4 TB - 8 TB) is also unusual in this class. But here's a link to the specs.


During all benchmarks and general heavy use in my server the temperatures have not exceeded ~31° C and are also very quiet in operation. All disks have successfully undergone badblocks initial testing and are now in production environment. We will see if they last as long as the WD Reds did.


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